Moment number 45 comes from Final Fantasy XIII. If you're one of the people who wasn't turned off by the game's first twenty (!) hours, but still haven't managed to finish the game, I suppose you should think twice before clicking the 'show more' link.
There were two prevailing opinions when it came to Final Fantasy XIII.
- It was very beautiful.
- It was kind of a frustrating failure.
|Pictured: A prime reason to care about the first TWENTY HOURS.|
But, of course, your time on Pulse has to end. To progress the story, you eventually have to go back to Cocoon. Luckily, the game rewards you with the best cutscene in the game.
The embed really doesn't do this clip justice. Check out the HD version here.
For a moment, the game goes all Advent Children and really gives in to the idea that it's supposed to be a big, fun explosion of sound and color. For just a moment, the game forgets all about the ludicrous story it's been weaving and just loses itself in flashy action. That's not at all what Final Fantasy was built on, but if there was anything that was going to save this 30-40 hour game, it was those three or four minutes.
Sadly, it immediately dives back into the story full force, and somehow the story grows more incomprehensible the further it goes, to the point where no one I've talked has has any idea what's actually going on in the ending or anyone's motivations for doing whatever it is that they do. Ah well, we'll still have that cutscene.